Club Report Winter 2002
t rained Friday and it rained Sunday but for our last trial of the year, the sun shone on us all day Saturday October 5th.
Jan Hrouda presided once again, judging an FH, 2 SchH 3’s and a BH.
Thanks to Mike Bauer for driving to Thunder Bay to put Axt in for a SchH 3. Everything was looking really good right up until the very last “out”, which unfortunately didn’t happen. Better luck next time Mike.
Bob decided to put Rockie in for an FH and God knows I tried everything to get out of setting that track, but to no avail. I was stuck with it, but that turned out to be a good thing. I was so nervous about setting the damn FH track that I barely had time to worry about my SchH 3.
Jan liked the field we chose and the track I had planned which helped put my mind at ease.
Congratulations to Bob and Rockie for a successful FH. They just about gave everybody a heart attack when Rockie hesitated for a while on the first corner. Once she got past that though, she did a great job.
Aro and I managed a pass on our first attempt at a SchH 3 but it was Mike’s dog Axt who made me a bit nervous. He kept eying me as I stood outside the blind during the long down. No Axt, I am not a helper!
Speaking of helpers, thanks to John Carvalho for doing the SchH 3 helper work.
Our last team of Ken Kirkby and Erika were not successful in their efforts at a BH but the experience was invaluable, right Ken? Oh Ken, you can breath now!
Did any one else notice that little shuffle thing Jan Hrouda did when Trish fired the gun? (Probably just my imagination.)
Thanks to Jan for a great trial and for your help and advice afterwards.
Leslie Blekkenhorst surprised all of us by arriving at the club with a new black and tan male puppy by the name of Chase. Good luck and have fun Leslie. By the way, he’s getting kinda big kinda fast isn’t he?
Bob has been the driving force behind the purchase of lights and hydro poles for the club field. With Ken Kirkby’s help and electrical connections, an electrician that is, we have lights illuminating our field. Oh, we mustn’t forget our hard working trench fillers, Lol, Claire and Opa. Great job everyone!
We went a bit over budget on the wire etc. but it will all be worth it if we can train week nights until the snow gets too deep.
Trish has managed to secure our indoor training facility for another year so we are all set for the winter.
Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!